into the flow

Charles Alexander, poet and maker of the great Chax Press, reports on his blog that he has been reading Ted Berrigan's Collected Poems once again. "I seem to re-read Berrigan every few years," he writes, "like a necessary bath or entry into the flow."

And speaking of Chax, back in January '07 the Bowery Poetry Club hosted a wonderful reading in celebration of this small press, marking the publication of Swoon Noir, by Bruce Andrews; Afterimage, by Charles Borkhuis; Born 2, by Alison Cob; Analects on a Chinese Screen, by Glenn Mott; Since I Moved In, by Tim Peterson; and Mirth, by Linda V. Russo.